15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 1 night
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 15​min
6
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
7
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Visiting Bondi Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Manly Beach and Clovelly. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, take in the waterfront at Hickson Road Reserve, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sydney road trip website .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Sydney. February in Sydney sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Clovelly ©
Clovelly

2
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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 13th (Wed), tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire, then stroll through St. Kilda Beach, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. On your second day here, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Melbourne road trip planning website .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in February, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally stroll through Uluru Hiking Path. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Walpa Gorge, then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in February, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 43°C and lows at 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

1
night
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
On the 17th (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas travel route tool .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, plan for slightly colder days in Port Douglas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
We've included these beaches for you: Indian Head and Eli Creek. Visiting Lake McKenzie and Lake Wabby will get you outdoors.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Fraser Island attractions planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight, car, and ferry from Cairns to Fraser Island takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Cairns in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Fraser Island, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

1
day
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island trip builder website .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island in 9.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

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